It is hard to believe how close we are to the Fourth of July already! As one of the largest and most fun celebrations of the Summer, it is the perfect time to gather friends and family for a good time on a budget. Hosting a summer bash can get expensive, but we have compiled a list of Fourth of July party ideas that are wallet friendly and won’t break the bank! Keep reading for 5 ways you can host an epic party on a budget for Fourth of July this year.
1. DIY Decorations
Decorating is one of the key factors to hosting an excellent party, especially for Fourth of July. Gather all of your red, white, and blue decorations and assess what else you would like to use for decorations. DIY decorations are not only extremely easy, but very inexpensive to make. Paper lanterns, mason jar lights, DIY banners, and even table centerpieces with flowers and antique vases are a great way to decorate without having to go to a store to buy extra goodies.
2. DIY Photo Backdrop
You can’t have a great party without having a photo backdrop for people to take pictures in front of, especially for Fourth of July. Show some patriotism this year and make a DIY photo backdrop with an old sheet or maybe even some poster boards you have lying around from a school project. Decorate the sheet or boards with red, white, and blue paints, flowers, or even string lights. Once the party has begun, make sure everyone gets a turn in front of the photo wall, as it is guaranteed to be a hit among all of your guests.
3. Bonfire with Tuck-ins
Inside-Out S’mores make the perfect dessert for Fourth of July, and are able to be easily roasted over a bonfire, a stovetop, or even a TerraFlame Fire Bowl! Grab a pack (or two) of your favorite flavored Tuck-ins for a delicious dessert that guarantees no stress, and less mess to clean-up. Tuck-ins come with a safety Extender Piece as well so you don’t have to worry about your little ones getting hurt while roasting, and they can enjoy the fun too! Place your order by June 11th to guarantee shipping for your Fourth of July bash!
4. DIY Games
Adding fun and a little competition to your Fourth of July party will elevate it and ensure everyone has a great time and shares a lot of laughs. There are many games that you can create from the comfort of your own home that everyone will enjoy at your party. These could include bean bag tosses, corn hole, ring toss, or even a balloon dartboard, which happens to be one of our favorites! We encourage you to get creative and use recycled or easily sourced materials for these games as well to support the environment and still have a great time.
5. DIY Treat Station
Instead of elaborate and expensive desserts, set up a frozen treats station with affordable options like ice pops, ice cream sandwiches, or even DIY snow cones. Guests will be able to help themselves to a treat throughout the party while staying cool and refreshed in the summer heat. Frozen treats are extremely affordable, and can even serve as an added decoration if they are red, white, and blue!